Date: Sun 29 Oct 2017

A History of Golf

By Roger McStravick

A history of Golf

Roger McStravick, winner of the USGA Herbert Warren Wind Book Award and BGCS Murdoch Medal for St Andrews In The Footsteps of Old Tom Morris, has just released his new title A History of Golf.

He is a golf history writer, who has written for The British Golf Collectors’ Society’s Through The Green, Golf Illustrated, HK Golfer and organisations such as the Ladies Golf Union and St Andrews Links Trust.

A History of Golf offers an insight into the heritage of the game and the people who have made golf what it is today. Highlights include: How far did players such as Old Tom Morris hit the golf ball? What ball did Freddie Tait play with? Did Mary Queen of Scots ever really play golf? What is the oldest Club outside UK? Where did handicaps begin?

The story of golf is told with beautiful imagery throughout. With the latest research and many rare images and paintings the history of game is brought to life in a unique and original way. Contributions include Augusta photography from Frank Christian, paintings of the majors by Walt Spitzmiller and modern artists from The Fine Art of Golf collection.

After recounting the early history of the game, the development of Golfing Societies, rules and some of the early professionals, there is a chapter on The Evolution of Golf Course Architecture. It goes on to look at the pioneers of Ladies Golf, and the growth of golf around the world.

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